Jacob Brown
Fort Scott Daily Tribune-Monitor
Friday, March 12, 1926


Jacob Brown Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon at the Home of His Son, 1712 E. Pine Street

Jacob Brown, a Civil War veteran, and a well-known citizen passed away yesterday afternoon at three o'clock at the home of his son, Gus Brown, at 1712 East Pine Street. The cause of his death was leakage of the heart. Mr. Brown had been ill about two months.

The deceased came to Bourbon County shortly after the close of the Civil War, and for many years resided east of the city. He would have been 82 years of age next month. His wife, Martha Anne Brown, died several years ago.

He is survived by six children, namely Thomas J.of Wichita; Jasper of Detroit; John and Gus of this city; Harrison of Carl Junction, Mo.; and Mrs. Ada M. Simpson of northeast of the city.

A definite funeral announcement will not be made until out-of-town children are heard from.

Fort Scott Daily Tribune-Monitor
Friday, March 12, 1926

Services Will Be Held From Home of Gus Brown, 1713 East Pine, Sunday Afternoon

The funeral services for Jacob Brown will be held Sunday afternoon from the home of the son, Gus Brown, 1712 East Pine street, conducted by Rev. Houser. Interment will be made beside the wife in the Center cemetery. The pall bearers will be selected from the G.A.R.

Mr. Brown enlisted in Co. G., 14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry August 10, 1863 and served until mustered out at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, June 21, 1865. He was born May 28, 1844, making him 81 years, nine months, and 13 days of age at the time of his death.

Beside the relatives listed in yesterday's Tribune, he also leaves a brother, J.M. Brown, of 1320 East First street this city, and a half-brother, J.E. Waters.


Fort Scott Daily Tribune-Monitor
Monday, March 15, 1926

Services For Jacob Brown Held Sunday Afternoon
From Home of His Son, Gus Brown

Funeral services for Jacob Brown, Civil War veteran, held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of the son Gus Brown, 1713 East Pine street, werely largely attended by friends and neighbors.

Among the beautiful floral offerings were a pillow, inscribed "Father", the regulation Women's Relief Corps wreath of green with a white rose in the center, and a spray from the G.A.R.

Rev. Argyl Houser preached a strong and consoling sermon from Job 30:23; "For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living." He also read from the eigth chapter of Romans.

The hymns "Face To Face" and "Rock Of Ages" were sung by Mrs. Lena Wildermuth, Mrs. Edith Brundidge, Harry McMains and Theo Fenlon. Miss Marion McFaddan was the accompanist. Mr. McMains also sang the solo, "In The Garden."

A large number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the family lot in the Union Center cemetery.(1)

Jacob Brown was born May 28, 1844 and died at the home of his son at 1712 East Pine at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 1926. Death was due to a leakage of the heart. At his death he had reached the ripe old age of 81 years, 9 months and 13 days. He had been sick only a few months.

Mr. Brown was an old soldier. He enlisted in Company G, 14th Regiment of the Kansas Cavalry, August 10, 1863.. He served his country until mustered out of the service at Camp Gibson, Indian Territory June 24, 1865. One by one these grand old men leave us. Ere many years, we shall read of the last being claimed.

Shortly after the war, Mr. Brown moved to Bourbon County and for many years lived east of the city. His wife died several years ago.(2)

He is survived by six children, Thomas J, of Wichita; Jasper, of Detroit; John and Gus,of this city; Harrison, of Carl Junction, Mo.; and Mrs. Ada M. Simpson of northeast of the city. One brother of East Pine street, J.M., and a half-brother, J.E.(3) also live after him.

Mr. Brown was quiet and unassuming. If he was hurtful to any, it was more to self than others. He deprived himself of the privilege of a church home, having never become a member of any church. He was not a man of public view.

1 Martha and her parents, Whitfield and Tempy Capps are also buried here in unmarked graves.
(2) Martha Anne Capps Brown died March 23, 1919
(3) Josiah E. Watters

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